Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark is a premier five-star hotel and resort in the Philippines that sits on the island of Mactan, which is only a few meters away from home. This resort is greatly commended for its pleasant amenities, and it’s no doubt why. From the gastronomic experience down to the waterpark adventure, you’ll never run out of options to stay and enjoy a getaway here in Cebu! Here’s what I love about this place:
Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Dining Experience
Jpark Island Resort has different dining restaurants that will suit to your taste. They have the Abalone (International), Olive (Asian & Mediterranean), Ching Hai (Chinese), Maru (Korean), and Coral Seaside Restaurant (seafood).
We arrived there at around 12PM which was just in time for our lunch buffet. The day use rate is worth P2, 500 for adults and Php 1,250 for kids 5-12 years old (yup, that’s the reason why I haven’t visited this resort before – I could never afford it!). The rate actually includes a lunch buffet + free use of towels and the pools and waterpark (more photos later on).
Our main option was the Abalone Restaurant, but unfortunately, it was close for renovation that time. We headed up to Maru Korean Restaurant instead, and a lot of the foods were a spectacular choice.
I looked like a food-starved kid staring at all the foods laid out on the table so I could take up in my hands and eat. Their dessert table was my favorite, of course, being a sweet tooth that I am. Aside from the traditional Korean foods, they also have Asian cuisines available.
Pools and Waterpark Adventure
The most enthusiastic part of Jpark Island Resort’s day tour is the waterpark adventure! The waterpark consists of a large and separate bodies of pool areas catered for your enjoyment.
Island Pool and AQUS Pool & Island Bar
You’ll be amazed at the scenic view of the pool here. This one is not even half of what they have to offer! The Island Pool greeted us right after our lunch at the buffet restaurant. The pool is huge enough with varying depths, and there is the AQUS Pool & Island Bar in the middle where you can take your orders for food and drinks.
Captain’s Hook Pool
This is a separate pool area where kids could play and enjoy a low-level depth of water. There is an interesting feature of a huge bucket ready to pour down water all over you found in the middle, plus around three more slides all around.
The Amazon River takes you into a grand adventure on a river-like pool structure. You can use an inflatable because the Wave Rider will just take you to where the water is headed at: the Beach Pool (yes, it’s right near the beach) and the Waterpark.
Then here is where the real (and scariest for me, as I have a bit of phobia when it comes to heights) adventure starts.
The waterpark consists of three slides: an open body slide, a tube slide, and the Space Bowl, which are approximately 120 meters tall (that’s very tall for me, at least). Before coming in to use the slides, there are specific height and weight requirements, so it’s best to talk to the watcher first and see if you can use the waterpark slides.
You might want to start at the open body slide (white) since it’s not that challenging yet, but could still scare the hell out of you if you’re afraid of heights (like me). Just remember not to include that in your memory and you’ll just splash right down the end of the slide in no time.
The tube slide (green) is enough to yank my hair off and definitely not suitable for the claustrophobic peeps. You get to slide down an enclosed and dark slide and you’ll never know where you’ll end up. I usually just close my eyes every time I get so paranoid and then I end up at the bottom safely, at least. Keep in mind not to get up and just keep your heads down or you might bump at its ceiling.
And the scariest shit I’ve done that day was trying out their Space Bowl (red). I didn’t intend to do it but my boyfriend and his cousin kept on pushing me to try just once (because who knows when I’ll be back on this luxurious resort!).
I slide down in a tube slide at first and then after that… my memory went blurry. Haha. You get flushed down in a bowl (see photo above) and the only thing that got me afraid was that what if I get flushed excessively and get thrown out of the bowl instead? Like, flying out of the bowl is just the scariest scenario for me.
The slides have height, age, and weight limitations and you will first sign a waiver before you proceed. You can know more about the water slides information here.
Jpark Island Resort is a must-visit in Cebu
There are a lot more activities you can try out in JPark Island and honestly, you can just never get enough.
We tried playing golf at their mini-golf area and also went pedal car racing. The only con about this experience was that we didn’t get to enjoy it for the whole day because we arrived by noon already. The day tour price might be a little expensive, but for five-star hotels like this, I’m delighted to say that I was satisfied.
For Jpark Island Resort’s specific room rates and other promos available, you may also contact them through the contact number specified below.
So, have you given a thought about visiting here? I’d love to hear your best resort experiences, too! 🙂 You may read more of my travel diaries here as well.
Contact + More Info
Contact: +63 32 494 5000
Webpage: Jpark Island Resort
Location: M.L. Quezon Highway, Brgy. Maribago Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Opening Hours: 6 AM – 10 PM
Hotel Class: 5 star
Rates: (Day Use) P2500 for adults, P1250 for kids 5-12 yo
- Style and Amenities10
- Value for Money9
- Room Quality9
Lots of amenities to enjoy
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